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Our Approach

Governance with Integrity

Ethics, integrity, and transparency are the structural pillars of our own governance and investment decisions.

Promoting Diversity and Wellbeing

Our Diversity Equity and Inclusion Policy (DE&I) lays the foundation for BlackFin’s engagement to fostering an open environment welcoming to anyone from any background.

Building our Environmental Responsibility

As a signatory of the iCi, we are conscious of climate change impacts and take active steps to reduce our environmental footprint while identifying additional future initiatives.

Key figures

of BlackFin’s staff is trained on ESG topics
of investments have undergone ESG process
of portfolio companies discuss ESG topics at Board level
of portfolio companies (Buyout funds) have calculated their carbon footprint

our esg team

A dedicated internal team, which holds the responsibility of monitoring the implementation of our ESG strategy and associated actions.

Sabine Mathis


Estela Souto

ESG Manager

Raphaël Berthier

Finance & ESG Associate

Marc Kaadi

Investor Relations Director


Principles for Responsible Investment

BlackFin became a signatory to United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment (UN-PRI) in 2015. We annually engage in PRI reporting to provide stakeholders with visibility on our responsible investment practices and sustainability progress.

Initiative climat international

In 2021, we joined the Initiative Climat International (iCI), a PRI-endorsed global community of investors who seek to better understand and manage the risks associated with climate change. The iCI is a global sharing platform which brings together and mobilizes private equity firms wishing to make a concrete contribution to the fight against climate change.

Invest Europe

BlackFin is a member of Invest Europe, the association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital, and infrastructure sectors, as well as their investors. Invest Europe plays an import role in building awareness of the industry and helps create healthy and sustainable companies across the continent.

France Invest

BlackFin is a member of France Invest’s network, which encourages the implementation of sustainability within the private equity industry.

Level 20

In 2022, we joined Level 20, an association that aims to promote gender diversity in the private equity industry. Among other objectives, members commit to reach the 20% target of women in at all levels of seniority.

Out Investors

In 2022 we joined Out Investors, a network dedicated to making the direct investment industry more welcoming for the LGBT+ community.


Disclosure according to EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (2019/2088)

BlackFin Capital Partners has adopted a responsible investor approach by including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria both in its investment process and the monitoring of its investments. The integration of sustainability risks pursuant to Article 3 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 and the transparency on remuneration policies pursuant to Article 5 are described in the ESG policy accessible below.

BlackFin Capital Partners adapted its ESG approach to the specificities of the financial services sector, subject to strong regulatory requirements. BlackFin Capital Partners believes that including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria accordingly in its investment strategy brings additional value to companies’ performance.

As proof of this commitment, BlackFin is a signatory of the UN-PRI (United Nation Principles for Responsible Investment) and defined its own ESG policy and published its ESG charter (downloadable below). BlackFin is also assisted in the definition and implementation of its ESG strategy by external consultants, PwC Sustainability.

Disclosure on sustainability adverse impacts (Article 4 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088)

BlackFin’s ESG process covers the identification of ESG and sustainability impacts at investment and the ongoing monitoring of impacts through the reporting of ESG indicators defined by BlackFin throughout the holding phase for portfolio companies.

BlackFin monitors ESG data covering various HR, environmental and governance criteria. BlackFin will review the PAIs (Principal Adverse Impacts) as defined by the draft Regulatory Technical Standard to consider their inclusion in the current framework for the evaluation of sustainability factors.